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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Through word-of-mouth, I've heard that off-campus housing is relatively easy to get as more and more apartments are being put up for college students. The cost is usually better than on-campus housing and the process for obtaining cannot be beat. Many people put on a wait list were upset that they couldn't get housing on campus but were happy with the choices they had for living off campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are usually kept secret or are unheard of, despite it usually being "open invitation." On-campus parties aren't very good, so it's up to students to figure out where the actual parties will be. The party scene at our school isn't very prevalent and not much talk gets out about any opportunities. Unless you're very close to party-goers or are in a partying club or fraternity, it's tough to find anything to do on a Saturday night.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Our town's off-campus dining is very convenient. With some places open until 1 or 2 a.m, lots of local cuisine in the town's hall square, and little to no traffic on the roads, it is very easy to find good food. Prices are usually reasonable and restaurants and fast food places are always being built.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus isn't too strict on things except for common sense stuff. For example, underage drinking is strictly enforced and has heavy consequences if a student is caught. Of course, this mostly depends on how strict or lenient the dorm's Hall and Floor Resident Assistants (RAs) are, as some are easy going and carefree as long as their residents are well-behaved while others will not tolerate anything.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Embry-Riddle is very generous when it comes to giving out scholarships. I feel, however, as some scholarship values are randomized, as a friend of mine and I were in the same clubs and received different amounts of money. That being said, I was awarded a Chancellor's Scholarship and he was not, thus I do not really understand how the scholarships are awarded. However, the best advice I could give is to stay involved in high school, especially in STEM projects and clubs; complete volunteer work and community service; and always stay ahead of the game by showing your dedication to learning.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Though I am slightly biased because I work there, the WoW cafe on campus has by far the best food and service. Food is usually made in a timely manner and is well cooked. There is always someone available to help make the dining experience more enjoyable. While I also work at the dining hall on campus, however, I have to say that it often has poor food quality and service. The dining hall chefs don't care about making good food and sometimes it's a risk even trying their options. People have gotten sick from the food and, while it is not always bad (especially the steak night), students often go off campus to get food instead.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is roomy and can easily be personalized. Though they're often far from classes and facilities, they provide a lot of space for students. Unfortunately, due to our school's rising popularity and class sizes, we often do not have enough room for our current students and, as was the case this semester, many sophomores, juniors, and even seniors were put on a wait list and had to actually purchase off-campus housing. If we could build more dorms and fix our lottery system, campus housing would be considered great.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not have any experience with the greek life at my university.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have many sports teams, but this aspect of the university is growing,

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't have any experience with the off-campus housing in the area.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: For having three colleges in the town, there aren't enough student discounts, or at least knowledge of them. Variety is decent, lots of local burger/grill joints, more known chains in the next city over.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I don't have a ton of experience with it, but from what I've heard it's pretty great.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The people that I have dealt with have all been very friendly and detailed in their explanations to my questions. I applied for FAFSA and received my aid through it. I also qualified for other scholarships that the school offered. This was enough assistance to allow me to come to this university, but not comfortably with regards to finances. I still look for scholarships and any way to help pay for my tuition.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The hours of operation of all of the options for dining on campus are decent, but do not suit the late night lifestyle of a student. The main dining hall has a decent variety for any given day, but the options are repetitive, especially on the weekends. Some meal plans include dining dollars which are able to be spent on convenience store-like items and snacks, or at Starbucks or the World of Wings located on campus if a transfer is not available. I like this feature, but it is not included in all of the plans.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Houses and apartments are typically very close to campus and tend to be very well maintained. Yes, there are some spots where you wouldn't want to live but it's not because of sketch, but inconvenience.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus dining is very limited. There's not much to look forward to besides in-n-out.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I typically don't go to parties because I hear bad things from my friends. I'd rather go hang out with them and have a legitimately good time than waste it at a party.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I honestly can't say much about my administration. However, I do like that they say hi to me and smile as I'm walking to class and going about my day. It make me feel like I'm a student and not a number and source of income for the school.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's great, there's a lot of help and they're willing to go through the process with you. It's just so expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Although many complain about the food and most days I'd rather get generic veggies than eat what's been cooked, it's not terrible. It's okay. The best thing about it is that it's there. The worst thing is that when it's bad, it's really bad. Also, an hour before the next meal period starts is always bad because that's old food sitting there and we just have to wait for the next period until they put out fresh food.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoyed living on campus, it was a great experience and the staff made sure we were safe. However, the food tends to be mediocre and it is very expensive. Also, many students got put in a hard place when it came time to find housing for next year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of houses out there for rent, and usually they're really cheap. If you split a large house between several people, the price is far less than on-campus housing and it is a lot nicer.

It's a give and take process; if you actively look for housing then you are more likely to find a obtain a place than if you don't.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I think off-campus dining is really good. Because Prescott is such a small place, most restaurants are local mom and pop stores. The food is always really good, and prices are decent for where you are and what you are eating. There is a wide variety in choices and no matter where you go, you will usually have a good experience. There are cheaper options as well, like chain stores and fast food restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Administration: This campus is pretty much just like any other campus. There are rules that you follow and if you break them and get caught, then you will either get a warning or something worse, depending on the severity of the 'crime.' However, the school is very strict on drug use, as it is a very technical school and a large number of students are in flight. The use of drugs that could come up on a drug test can get you kicked out of the flight program and expelled from school.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I know as a fact that there is usually a party every Friday and Saturday night of every weekend. There is always something going on, all you need to do is know the right people. The best parties are usually frat parties but some people have thrown fun non-Greek life parties. The quality of parties is fairly average. This school is definitely small, so usually the same people end up attending but they're still fun to party with.

Parties can either positively or negatively affect students, it honestly just depends on the person.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an institution founded exactly 22 years after the Wright Brothers' historic 1903 lift-off at Kitty Hawk, N.C., is where students and academics take flight. With a focus on aviation, aerospace, and engineering, Embry-Riddle offers more than 40 degree programs, in addition to master's and doctoral paths. The academics are what most students rave about, as the courses are challenging and rewarding, although engineering majors are known for especially getting the brunt of the workload. But even though professors pack their syllabi with a lot of assignments and projects, they truly care about their students, and students are thankful for this attention, especially with how high the tuition is (you get what you pay for!). The instructors are so attentive because it’s a small school, but sometimes this smallness can be a drawback, especially when it comes to the athletic programs. Not many students participate in varsity athletics, and there is scarce school spirit to support these teams, so if you're hoping to see flying banners in addition to planes, you're more likely to see the latter. Good news for the ladies' spirits, though: Guys are plentiful on campus, making up approximately 80 percent of the population.

Located in beautiful Prescott, Ariz., Embry-Riddle experiences sunny weather nearly year-round, which may be a reason why the surrounding area is known as a retirement community with little nightlife. Many students travel to Phoenix for more exciting attractions, with the state capital being about an hour and a half from campus. But while the Prescott area consists of an older community, that means that the crime rate is relatively low, which makes students feel safe in their surroundings. Plus, everything on campus is mostly within walking distance, so there's no need to have a car. If you do have a car, though, parking is readily available. If you need to get off campus and don't have a vehicle, the best advice would be to make a friend with one. To get to the airport, the University offers free shuttles for students, and by the end of your time at Embry-Riddle, you'll probably be able to tell your pilot how to fly the plane.

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